Improving Deep Brain Stimulation with solutions for visualizing patient-specific DBS targets

The success of DBS for movement disorders relies on accurate placement of stimulating electrodes to achieve therapeutic benefit and minimize side effects


SIS is solving some of healthcare’s toughest challenges

  • Standard clinical imaging lacks the resolution and contrast to visualize the small brain structures that are targeted for DBS

  • The SIS System provides customized, accurate patient-specific visualization of the anatomical target structures to aid in preoperative planning and provides postoperative visualization of the DBS lead location respective to the anatomical target

Providing better visualization for greater accuracy and better outcomes

  • Utilizes the patient’s own MRI and CT data

  • Applies deep learning methods to predict and visualize the shape and location of target brain structures

  • Provides an alpha image as a detailed map for surgical planning

  • Generates a patient-specific 3D model showing the position of the DBS lead and directional contacts relative to anatomical structures

"SIS greatly improves the standard surgical planning programs I use, and leaves no doubt as to where the lead target is located."

Kyle Nelson, MD
Metropolitan Neurosurgery

"In my 30 some years of treating movement disorders, there is nothing quite like seeing the life-changing benefit that a patient experiences with deep brain stimulation. These benefits are critically dependent on proper lead placement in the targeted structure and the programming that follows. The SIS system provides the roadmap for both, leading to improved accuracy for planning, placement and programming of deep brain stimulation systems."

Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD

“Lead location plays a significant role in determining clinic benefit of stimulation. Given the variation in size, shape and configuration of anatomical targets, patient-specific lead localization offers insight into the best patient programming strategies. ”

Aristide Merola, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Ohio State University